Happy Independence Day!!
Jeff and I got up and decided to celebrate our Nation’s birthday with a hike. We went somewhere different this morning, to Tin Mine Canyon. The walk into the park was a lot easier than CH State Park!
Another big difference from our previous hikes? There was a TON of poison oak.
It was literally everywhere! Jeff and I choose a route that he had never gone down, but was pretty easy to follow.
This trail had a lot of little information areas. Below was an exposed fault fracture. Miners attempted to mine for tin in this area and these rock fractures were what the looked for when they began to dig.
We passed by a itty bitty stream…
Alongside some poison oak…told you…it was every where!!
Further down the trail was one of the mines. They had boarded it up to prevent hikers from going inside, since bats liked to hang out in there.
We spotted another cave higher up, that wasn’t boarded up. But it was on top of a steep hill.
Of course Jeff had to see how far he could get up. Do you see him?
How about now?
He ended up pretty high but though better of trying to go any higher.
It was a fun hike and something different. Now we’re off to my Aunt’s and Uncle’s for family time and a barbecue.